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Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problem, Different Strategies

Jon Skjaerseth and Tora Skodvin


Multinational corporations are not merely the problem in environmental concerns, but could also be part of the solution. The oil industry and climate change provide the clearest example of how the two are linked; what is less well known is how the industry is responding to these concerns. This book presents a detailed study of the climate strategies of ExxonMobil, Shell and Statoil. Using an analytical approach, the chapters explain variations at three decision-making levels: within the companies themselves, in the national home-bases of the companies and at an international level. The analysi ... More

Keywords: multinational corporations, oil industry, climate change, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil, corporate resistance, climate policy, environmental degradation, climate strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719065583
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Skjaerseth, author

Tora Skodvin, author